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Mr. Pekka A. Viljakainen

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Advisor To the President

Skolkovo Foundation
 
Background

Employment History

  • Executive Vice President
    Tieto Corporation
  • President
    Tieto Corporation
  • Head
    Tieto Corporation
  • Strategist, Entrepreneur
    China Value
  • Executive
    China Value
  • Executive Vice President, Strategic Customer Operations and President
    Digital Innovations
  • Senior Vice President, Strategic Customer Operations and President
    Digital Innovations
  • Advisor To the President
    Skolkovo Foundation & Moscow
  • Chairman
    AII Capital
  • NO FEAR Community

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Founder
    Oy Visual Systems Ltd.

Education

  • engineering
    University of Technology
118 Total References
Web References
No Fear | The Team
nofear-community.com, 2 July 2014 [cached]
Pekka A. Viljakainen
The author Pekka Viljakainen has spent the past 20 years as an ambassador between business executives and technology teams. With a background in engineering from the University of Technology Lappeenranta, Pekka began his career as an entrepreneur in 1986 by establishing Oy Visual Systems Ltd.
In 1998 Pekka joined Tieto through the acquisition of his company. There, Pekka's reputation and track record for handling very complex governance and political topics inside large international organizations and delivering results earned him the nickname "Bulldozer".
Thanks to his technical background and passion for business, Pekka has been one of the leading architects within Tieto for building a more efficient information society. He is heavily involved in promoting the necessary preparations for a true revolution of services, and the strategic role of digitalization across Europe, Russia and China. As a true partner for organizations in most industries, He has analyzed the fundamental changes in consumer behavior and their implications for corporate strategies in all information intensive businesses. His team consisted of 8350 people in 24 countries of Tieto International.
Starting from 1st of November 2010, Pekka made the decision to step down from his operational roles. Prior to his return to business, he will focus his time on his family and charity projects. The winter of 2011 will be spent devoted to supporting the No-Fear project with its global network of executives.
I warmly welcome him to my ...
www.tieto.com, 23 Dec 2006 [cached]
I warmly welcome him to my diversity team of specialists," says Pekka Viljakainen, head of Tieto International and customer and market operations. For more information: Pekka Viljakainen, Executive Vice President, Tieto, +358 20 726 7337, pekka.viljakainen@tieto.com
Finnish-British Chamber of Commerce
www.fbcc.co.uk, 5 Oct 2011 [cached]
Pekka Viljakainen, the former president of Tieto, has written a new book called NO FEAR: BUSINESS LEADERSHIP IN THE AGE OF DIGITAL COWBOYS, which has been launched simultaneously in English, Finnish, Russian and Chinese (with a German edition coming in early 2012). Building on his personal experience as a global manager, Viljakainen explains how to lead into the future, why it's important to consider what is good in the age-old traditions of leadership and how to utilize the younger generation's methods and tools.
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Author Pekka Viljakainen
New Corporate Member
People
www.assetfinanceeurope.com, 16 May 2013 [cached]
Pekka Viljakainen, head of Tieto International, is to leave Tieto, and Willem Hendrickx (pictured) has been appointed head of Tieto International in his place.
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"I want to thank Pekka for his great contribution and dedication to drive Tieto's success during the past years.
Pekka Viljakainen: Author No Fear: Business Leadership In the Age of Digital Cowboys; Globally Renowned Executive, Thought-Leader, Strategist, Entrepreneur - Top Interview - Social Media for China Business
english.chinavalue.net, 26 April 2014 [cached]
Pekka Viljakainen
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Pekka Viljakainen: Author No Fear: Business Leadership In the Age of Digital Cowboys; Globally Renowned Executive, Thought-Leader, Strategist, Entrepreneur Interview with Pekka Viljakainen, globally renowned executive, thought-leader, strategist, and entrepreneur. Pekka played an important role in the recent world economic forum hosted in Russia due to his international standing where Pekka's new book received much attention.
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Mr. Pekka Viljakainen, born in Finland, is a past president (leaving in October 2010) of Tieto International, a team of 8400 advisors operating in 24 countries. He studied engineering at the University of Technology in Lappeenranta. Thanks to his technical background and passion for business, Mr. Viljakainen has for 20 years worked as an ambassador between business executives and technology teams. He started as an entrepreneur in 1986, by establishing Oy Visual Systems Ltd. He joined Tieto in 2000 through the acquisition of his company. Mr. Viljakainen's reputation and track record for handling very complex governance and political topics inside large international organizations and delivering results earned him the nickname "Bulldozer". At Tieto he was one of the leading architects in building a more efficient information society.
Mr. Viljakainen is heavily involved in promoting the necessary preparations for a true revolution of services and the deep strategically role of digitalization across Europe, Russia and China. As a true partner for organizations in most industries, Mr. Viljakainen has analyzed the fundamental change in consumer behaviour and its implications for the corporate strategies in all information intensive businesses.
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